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1yea

adverb \ˈyā\

Definition of YEA

1
:  yes —used in oral voting
2
:  more than this :  not only so but —used to introduce a more explicit or emphatic phrase <yet the impression, yea the evidence, is inescapable — J. G. Harrison>
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Examples of YEA

  1. <we will go to the new land, and, yea, we will pursue our dreams!>
  2. <I vote yea on the proposed increase in the school budget.>

Origin of YEA

Middle English ye, ya, from Old English gēa; akin to Old High German yes
First Known Use: before 12th century

2yea

noun

: a yes vote

Full Definition of YEA

2
a :  an affirmative vote
b :  a person casting a yea vote

Examples of YEA

  1. <the measure passed with 50 yeas and 17 nays>

First Known Use of YEA

13th century
YEA Defined for Kids

1yea

adverb \ˈyā\

Definition of YEA for Kids

:  1yes 1 Hint:The word yea is used when a person is voting aloud for something.

2yea

noun

Definition of YEA for Kids

1
:  a vote in favor of something <We counted 13 yeas and 15 nays.>
2
:  a person casting a yea vote

Headscratcher for YEA

Yea means the same thing as aye—and it is spelled using the same letters.

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